Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 !

Greetings, friends & jailbreakers!happy holidays & all that jazz from your favorite iOS hackers at Chronic Dev Team (& pod2g)…

…and, in hopes of making your holidays just a bit happier, this morning we are pleased to announce the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS version 5.0.1, for all supported A4 (& lower) devices! this jailbreak is brought to you courtesy of pod2g’s ninja-like magic + userland exploits, which he first publicly described in this blog post and then turned over to both the Chronic Dev & iPhone Dev teams for further testing + integration into our existing jailbreak tools.

You can quickly access, download & install Corona 5.0.1 Untether (Chronic Dev team’s version, packaged in the Cydia store) for your iPhone 4, iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G & iPod Touch 3G *CURRENTLY RUNNING iOS 5.0.1* by following the steps below:

  • Open the Cydia app on your tethered jailbroken device**
  • Search for “Corona”
  • Hit the “Install” button (as shown in the screen grab below)

This package will allow your 5.0.1 device to install pod2g’s untethered exploits and reboot without requiring an external tool like redsn0w or sn0wbreeze, and without having to restore your device (so you get to keep all your apps, contacts, etc).

**Note: if you do not currently have access to the Cydia store on your 5.0.1 device, you can use the redsn0w 0.9.10 tool developed by the iPhone Dev team. It is exactly the same set of files as our Cydia package, but bundled with redsn0w for new jailbreak users and/or those who are not already running a tethered jailbreak.

If you have one of the A4 devices listed above and are not using iOS 5.0.1 yet, you can update your iOS version now (though you should not update to 5.0.2 when it is released, or you will lose your jailbreak) or you can wait a few days max for our Corona 5.0 Untether package, which will be available in the Cydia store upon release.

Apologies to those of you iPad 2 & iPhone 4S users who are waiting for an A5 jailbreak; we all (pod2g + everyone here at Chronic Dev) are still working feverishly ‘round the clock to get an untethered jailbreak into your hands as well, just as soon as we possibly can.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Chronic Dev team, as well as (we hope) your wholehearted support of our new Corona 5.0.1 Untether! I’m sorry that we still haven’t maintained the best track record when it comes to updating this blog as frequently or as often as we all would like, but unfortunately, I’m still a socially anxious geek who needs to imbibe mass quantities of alcohol in order to write anything longer than a grocery list, and anyway… wouldn’t you rather we spend our time & effort working on the A5 jailbreak!?

Also a big thank you to saurik for his hosting of the package and time in helping us with the cydia side of things.

If you have any questions, problems, suggestions and/or concerns you want to bring to our attention, you can leave them in a comment below [*note*: if you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother, please don’t write it on our website] or contact us through Twitter (via the accounts of Chronic Dev team, Greenpois0n or p0sixninja).

Bear in mind: on an average day, we receive thousands of emails, tweets, comments & the like; this number grows exponentially after we release any kind of new software. we would have to hire 3 full-time assistants if we tried to respond to each & every one of your messages. Patience is a virtue, though! even if we aren’t able to send you a personal reply right away, we do read every note you send us and try to address widely-reported issues as quickly as we can.

Category: 5.0.1, Untether